Annnd we’re back with a special installment of our video edition of Who Won the Week for April 30-May 4. While last week we were all about Avengers: Infinity War, this week we’re bringing you some must-read young adult sci-fi novels for the summer of 2018.
This week, SYFY WIRE contributing editor Karama Horne is joined by Fangrrls contributor editor and co-host of The Strong Female Characters podcast, Preeti Chibber. The girl power duo joined forces to reveal which YA novels should be on your must-read list for the next couple of months.
Karama’s pick was Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper. First published in 2015, the book follows Sierra Santiago, the latest in a long line of “shadowshapers” in her family: people who can actually channel spirits through art and use them as weapons if need be.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) was the first book title offered by Preeti. Published in January of this year, the novel is the first in The Folk of the Air trilogy. The Cruel Prince follows Jude and her sister who are taken to the antagonistic land of the faeries, where Jude not only wants to survive but also succeeds. One of the reasons Preeti likes it so much is that it features one of her favorite #Hatemances (check it out). Universal even acquired the film rights early last year.
Preeti's second choice was Want by Cindy Pon which takes place in a futuristic dystopian Taipei. The book follows Zhou, and is about the haves and haves not. It features a kidnapping, wild conspiracy theories, heists, adventure and romance. Check out our exclusive video for more, and to find out which of those three YA novels won the week for us.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.